Biophysical Remote Sensing Scientist
Geospatial Computing, Innovations, and Sensing (GCIS) Department
- Ph.D., Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara, and San Diego State University, 2010.
Current RoleSpecialist in terrestrial biophysical remote sensing, with responsibility for environmental research, assessments, and monitoring related to natural and anthropogenic perturbations.
CapabilitiesApplications of optical and infrared remote sensing and geospatial modeling approaches for analyzing and monitoring terrestrial ecosystem functions and processes; application of plant spectroscopy to hyperspectral image analysis for terrestrial ecosystem research; development of novel image processing algorithms to extract and characterize land surface and aquatic features and properties; use of geospatial information technologies in development of a framework for data interpolation, extrapolation, and scaling from fine-resolution local scale to coarse-resolution regional scale.
- Principal investigator: EcoSpec Project - Identifying patterns and association among meteorological and biological measurements and hyperspectral data for investigating near-surface atmosphere-biosphere interactions; Avian-Solar DL Project - Developing an AI-enabled camera system for automatically monitoring bird behavior around solar energy facilities to understand impacts on bird population.
- Co-principal investigator: Waggle - Developing an integrated sensor network for science; Sage-grouse IBM project modeling the effects of wind energy development on greater sage-grouse populations using individual-based modeling approach.
- Committee chair: Workshop on Sensor Needs for Terrestrial Biogeochemistry Measurements.